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Senior Industrial Designer

fuseproject k

San Francisco, CA

Nov 20
Job Description

We are currently seeking a Senior Industrial Designer that has an outstanding product portfolio and experience building and guiding a team of designers.

Duties/Responsibilities:

+ Defining and leading the activities required to generate a clear, compelling, and actionable design point of view for the project team.
+ Primary content creator responsible for all Design deliverables on the project.
+ Collaborating with account mangers and design leads to define and refine scope, brief, and approach to the project.
+ Interacting independently with the client to further fuseproject’s design point of view and to support the continuity of design vision throughout the production process.
+ Mentoring Level I & II Industrial Designers and Interns.
+ Working with HR to identify and recruit talent for the team.
+ Ongoing and day-to-day involvement with the client’s engineering, science/R&D, operations, and manufacturing teams.
+ Collaborating closely with the product portfolio director leading the European fuse team, supporting the strategic design direction of the portfolio in-line with fuse SF creative leadership.
+ Ability to communicate efficiently with design teams on a daily base.


Required Skills/Experience:

+ 5-8 years of relevant experience in marketing, product design/development, brand management, strategic product planning, strategy consulting, or equivalent
+ Live, breathe, love design
+ Experience with major national or international brands a must
+ Consulting agency experience a must
+ Deep knowledge of materials, plastic and metal production processes
+ Deep understanding of quality control and other techniques for manufacturing
+ Willingness to take direction and learn from others
+ Passionate thinker about consumer behavior
+ Multilingual skills are welcome
+ Sensitivity to international consumers and markets
+ Bachelor’s degree in Industrial/Product Design

Additional:

+ This role will be dedicated to one specific client for at least an 18 month period.

fuseproject

Founded in 1999 by Yves Béhar, fuseproject is an award-winning, integrated design agency. Taking a long-term approach to developing products, experiences and brands, fuseproject works globally and across a wide array of industries as diverse as technology, furniture, fashion, environmental design, and consumer goods. We fuse together design disciplines including design strategy, industrial design, brand, packaging, experience design (UI/UX), and environmental design for corporate clients and startups such as Herman Miller, Samsung, USAID/DFID, PayPal, Movado, Kodak and many more.

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